|Document ID (ISN)||106254|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Future advances in work-related asthma and the impact on occupational health
||Dec. 2005, Vol.55, No.8, p.606-611. Illus. 55 ref.
||This review article discusses work related asthma (WRA) and occupational asthma (OA). WRA refers to situations in which asthma symptoms occur or worsen in the workplace. This occurs in approximately 10% of all adult onset asthma subjects. OA is a specific type of WRA that is caused by the workplace, being mediated either by an allergic process with a latency period or by a non allergic irritant-induced mechanism. Various aspects of WRA are reviewed, with an emphasis on OA and on key issues that need to be further studied and applied at workplaces that present risks.
||allergens; asthma; irritants
||epidemiological aspects; state of health; pathogenesis; diagnosis; research; symptoms
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)